SECOND CHANCE FOR TARNOW
Monday 17th September 2012, 10:00
World champion Greg Hancock’s Tarnow side will get another chance to reach the Polish Ekstraliga play-off final as their controversially cancelled semi-final in Torun will be re-staged on Sunday afternoon.
Referee Piotr Lis wrongly awarded the home side a 40-0 whitewash and sent a baffled 15,000-strong crowd home after deeming the Tarnow team too weak for the meeting to go ahead.
This was because Greg Hancock failed to arrive at the meeting by the 5pm start time and was thrown out of the meeting – despite dashing into the venue just four minutes late.
Herbie was delayed after his connecting flight from Oslo to Gdansk was cancelled, but made it to Gdansk via Copenhagen, before friends of former SGP star Krzysztof Cegielski rushed him to Torun.
Tarnow had youngster Jakub Jamrog in the pits and ready to race in Hancock’s place. His 2.50 average would have taken the team over the minimum cumulative 34.00 figure required for the meeting to be staged, but Lis didn’t take Jamrog’s average into account.
Due to fixture clashes with European leagues, the meeting will now be staged on Sunday and the play-off final, first leg set for that date has been postponed.
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